Jul 29, 2014

Gun at School Nothing More Than Rumor, Superintendent Says

Safety still paramount for schools in district, official says in letter to community.

Gun at School Nothing More Than Rumor, Superintendent Says

In an effort to quell a quick-spreading rumor that a firearm was found at the Flocktown-Kossmann School earlier this week, Washington Township School district superintendent Jeff Mohre released a statement late Thursday to reassure the community no such thing had happened.

On Monday, the two-building campus was put into a shelter-in-place format when a bullet was found on the sidewalk connecting the two schools. When police arrived on scene, a K-9 unit found two more bullets in the area.

After an investigation police reported they connected the ammunition with an owner, but did not release any more information.

“It has been brought to my attention that there has been some speculation that a firearm was brought to the school that day. I certainly understand how such conjecture can occur, especially in light of the concerns we all share regarding school and public safety. Please note that there were no firearms involved in this incident,” Mohre said in the statement.

The following day Patch reported that, according to police, despite the findings of the three bullets, the schools were never in danger nor was any threat ever posed to anyone.

As of Friday morning, no new information had been released by the Washington Township Police, and the investigation remains ongoing.

“As your superintendent, I am confident that our schools are safe havens for our community’s children. That being said, we will forever be steadfast in our commitment to make student safety the number one priority each and every day,” Mohre concluded.

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